Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: October 2, 2016

Taking Flight in Misty Moonlight

Night Heron

by nature rules

Birds Photos Contest Entry 
I captured our pond's resident heron taking flight with much interference in the overall, daytime scene. I loved the wings so I started working on a scene to use the entire heron without the noisy bg. This has about 8 hours of work in it. I'm not a pro but I hope you like it. Thanks for viewing.

Post Type Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Major
Converted to B&W. No layers. Elements 12: background smudged out, much drawing and smudge tool throughout on Heron and to change background scene and add moon and clouds. Topaz Impression: sketch filter and paint. Smooth tool. Light Room: adjust light and shadows, etc.

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